Twenty-Three Years

Twenty-three years ago, a very special young lady was born. Here are some things that make her unique:

  • She is our only child who was born outside of Texas–in Zambia
  • She was our smallest baby–only 9 pounds!
  • She was the only one to have the cord wrapped around her neck when she was born.
  • She was the youngest of four when she was born, but is now our middle child.
  • Her name is a reference to God’s mercy, in that he gave us another child immediately after I suffered a very traumatic miscarriage. Her middle name is that of my great grandmother.
  • She is the only one of our children who was born after a sibling of the same gender.
  • She got her first passport as a baby and doesn’t have an American birth certificate.
  • She is in the process of preparing to raise support so she can teach at a mission-run international school in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Happy Birthday to our Mercy!

mercy-with-presents

At one year old

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At graduation in May, with some of her university professors.

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